A computational biology postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Ruppin's lab within the Cancer Data Science Laboratory (CDSL), CCR, NCI, to participate in a variety of projects. Postdocs are expected and encouraged to develop their own project of interest as well. The CDSL is a large, active and highly supportive niche for training in cancer data science, with numerous opportunities to collaborate with cancer biologists.
Qualifications and Job Details
Required and Preferred Skills
Applicants should have (or be within a few months of obtaining) a Ph.D. (within last 5 years) in a computationally oriented field (Computer Science, Applied Math, Physics), with a strong interest in biology, and strong experience and track record in large omics data analysis; experience with single cell omics is a big plus. Applicant must be interested in conducting an independent research project in a team setting.
About the NCI Center for Cancer Research
The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.
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